Kerry Joyce is a Los Angeles based Interior Designer, Interior Architect and Furniture Designer whose interiors are characterized by a love for detail and fine materials.
Joyce is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He won an Emmy award for set decoration and numerous awards from many design publications. A prolific designer, He has created collections for Dessin Fournir, Palmer Hargrave, Mansour Modern and most recently launched his own company Kerry Joyce Textiles, a collection of artisanal and natural fabrics.
He believes strongly in the integration of architecture and interior design—having an affinity for both. "I reject trends or fads”, notes Joyce, “Creating a timeless, enduring interior is very important to me.”
In an effort to give you a sneak peek into the highly anticipated window displays at LEGENDS OF LA CIENEGA 2011: CELEBRATE ART, we asked the Legends designers to share the inspiring thoughts and aesthetics behind their Legends window in the La Cienega Design Quarter. "The Legends Style Sheet" sponsored by Jean de Merry, presents a series of fun and unconventional interviews with our participating window display designers.
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Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), Mexican painter best known for her surrealistic self-portraits. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition. Feminists recognize her for her uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Kahlo had a stormy but passionate marriage to Diego Rivera. She suffered life-long health problems stemming from polio and from a traffic accident. These issues are reflected in her art. “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best. I was born a bitch. I was born a painter”. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits, which often incorporate symbolic portrayals of physical and psychological wounds. She insisted, “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality”.